Sue Twyford

Registered with Property118.com
Monday 4th April 2016


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 33

Sue Twyford

14:47 PM, 18th February 2020
About a month ago

Tenant claiming £10k damages?

Reply to the comment left by Trapped Landlord at 18/02/2020 - 13:46
Perhaps he's managed to secure some sort of 'legal aid' given he is a carer, so assume low income. So on what basis is he claiming £10,000? Surely not on lost income during the work? You've indicated you have paid all the repairs/maintenance, so where is he out of pocket to that value? He would have to prove that to a court - unless he is claiming for 'personal injury/damage to feelings' etc.... Read More

Sue Twyford

10:25 AM, 15th January 2020
About 2 months ago

New electrical checks and safety standards for Landlords

So nothing to apply to social housing (housing associations, council housing), only us in the private sector? Why are they exempt ? (I know that is a rhetorical question)... Read More

Sue Twyford

14:49 PM, 20th November 2019
About 4 months ago

Green Manifesto - Rent Controls and Land Value Tax

Reply to the comment left by Steve Masters at 20/11/2019 - 12:42
Hi Steve - but the article says " We will legislate to prevent landowners passing these tax costs back to renters and tenants.” Oh, don't forget the additional costs associated with the proposal for "implementing a Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard escalator to raise the minimum level allowed from the current E rating to A rating by 2030" Guess we'll all be out playing on those 'level playing fields' LOL... Read More

Sue Twyford

10:27 AM, 20th November 2019
About 4 months ago

Green Manifesto - Rent Controls and Land Value Tax

Minimum A ratings for rental homes ? Who would pay for it? I've just had an EPC done with a C rating; to bring it to a B the "inspector" has indicated that if I did all four of his suggestions (inc solar photovoltaic panels, solar water heating) cost would be £8300-12,700, to give an annual combined saving of £384 pa ! Of course the saving wouldn't be mine but the tenant's and any payback well over 20 years. I can't even comment on the LVT and personal taxation ideas....!... Read More

Sue Twyford

13:54 PM, 6th November 2019
About 5 months ago

Manifesto from Generation Rent Et al

According to yesterday's edition of The Times "The shadow chancellor has watered down a plan to introduce a “right to buy” for tenants in the private rented sector. The policy would be aimed at the wealthiest landlords and would not apply to those who own only “one or two” rental properties, he said. “There’s a large number of individuals or families who have bought another property as their asset for the future and we wouldn’t want to endanger that,” he said." Guess John McD has identified the potential loss of 'small portolio' landlord votes but it won't give any comfort to those with more than a couple of properties; I'm sure Mick Roberts will have a view on this !
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/general-election-2019-labours-four-day-week-to-cost-taxpayers-17bn-ldrxhzh86#... Read More